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Sport OC Eric Bieniemy focused on Chiefs, not links to USC job

22:25  16 september  2021
22:25  16 september  2021 Source:   msn.com

OC Eric Bieniemy focused on Chiefs, not links to USC job

  OC Eric Bieniemy focused on Chiefs, not links to USC job Bieniemy has long wanted to lead an NFL squad but hasn't received an opportunity he's more than earned with his work alongside Chiefs head coach Andy Reid.On Tuesday, ESPN's Adam Schefter reported Kansas City Chiefs offensive coordinator Eric Bieniemy "will emerge as a head-coaching candidate for USC" at some point. Bieniemy has long wanted to lead an NFL squad but hasn't received an opportunity he's more than earned with his work alongside Chiefs head coach Andy Reid, but Bieniemy told reporters Thursday he's concentrating on getting his current players ready to face the Baltimore Ravens this Sunday night.

Jacksonville Jaguars head coach and historically successful college football figure Urban Meyer generated headlines Wednesday when he directly said there is "no chance" he would give up his current job for the USC Trojans gig that became available after USC athletic director Mike Bohn parted ways with head coach Clay Helton at the start of this week.

a group of baseball players standing on top of a field: Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes (15) hugs offensive coordinator Eric Bieniemy © Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes (15) hugs offensive coordinator Eric Bieniemy

On Tuesday, ESPN's Adam Schefter reported Kansas City Chiefs offensive coordinator Eric Bieniemy "will emerge as a head-coaching candidate for USC" at some point. Bieniemy has long wanted to lead an NFL squad but hasn't received an opportunity he's more than earned with his work alongside Chiefs head coach Andy Reid, but Bieniemy told reporters Thursday he's concentrating on getting his current players ready to face the Baltimore Ravens this Sunday night.

Eric Bieniemy on USC head-coaching candidacy: 'I am focused on the task at hand'

  Eric Bieniemy on USC head-coaching candidacy: 'I am focused on the task at hand' Several NFL players have voiced frustration about teams passing over Chiefs offensive coordinator Eric Bieniemy as a head-coaching candidate."Well you know me - you guys know me. I am where my feet are," Bieniemy told reporters. "I am focused on the task at hand. I'm not worried about anything where my name is being mentioned. My job right now is to make sure that we're preparing for this weekend's opponent. ... So if USC reached out to me right now, my answer would be I am preparing for this team to play against the Baltimore Ravens. And that's how I roll, you guys know that.

"Well you know me — you guys know me. I am where my feet are," Bieniemy explained, per Myles Simmons of Pro Football Talk. "So when it’s all said and done with, I am focused on the task at hand. I’m not worried about anything where my name is being mentioned. My job right now is to make sure that we’re preparing for this weekend’s opponent."

Bieniemy added that he would tell USC he was busy "preparing for this team to play against the Baltimore Ravens" if the university contacted him this afternoon.

One may immediately notice Bieniemy did little to take himself out of the running for the USC job with his comments. The Trojans may simply have to wait until after the NFL playoffs before their new coach is fully dedicated to his new role should Bieniemy ultimately be the guy.

Bob Stoops issues non-denial when asked about USC rumors

  Bob Stoops issues non-denial when asked about USC rumors USC is in the hunt for a new football coach, and Bob Stoops certainly isn’t doing anything to dispel rumors that he might be interested. © BRYAN TERRY via Imagn Content Services, LLC Bob Stoops wouldn't confirm or deny wanting the USC job. Stoops appeared on SiriusXM’s ESPNU Radio on Wednesday and was asked about chatter potentially linking him to the USC job. Stoops admitted he “can’t control rumors” and refused to respond to reports about whether he had been contacted or not. However, he went on to suggest that he would certainly be open to overtures.“I’m enjoying my opportunity to work with Fox.

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